Search Results: "Auryn Inc"


BOOK REVIEW

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2011

"Appropriately for the audience, there's no story line or dazzling special effects—just a creatively imagined encounter with a song that has universal toddler appeal. More, please! (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
This toddler app revolves around the children's song of the same name, the first in a planned suite by the illustrator of the now-classic My Very First Mother Goose. Read full book review >

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HARE AND TORTOISE by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Marmaduke Park, illustrated by Umesh Shukla, developed by Auryn Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2011

"Too quickly over, but an altogether engaging version of a classic bit of common literary currency. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
An arch 19th-century version of the fable, sans explicit moral, is paired to illustrations of silhouette figures flexed in lively ways by barred "Scanimation"-type screens. Read full book review >

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EDSEL MACFARLAN'S NEW CAR by Max Holechek
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2011

"Edsel's story is entertaining, but as an app it doesn't quite rev the engine to the limit. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Automotively named Edsel McFarlan loves model cars and has a thrilling high-octane adventure when the toy of his dreams arrives in this visually zippy app that ultimately fails to kick into high gear on the interactive lane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's a tasteful and loving adaptation; those who love the original book will find much to admire here. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A digital adaptation of the New York Times best-seller. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2012

"Overall, the fanciful result is a storybook app with a far longer shelf life than most. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
Based on the traditional book of the same name, this interactive storybook takes balloon travel to all-new heights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN GOGH AND THE SUNFLOWERS by Auryn Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"An exceptionally bright and beautiful masterpiece. (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
A spectacular iPad adaptation of Anholt's children's book about van Gogh, his art and his friendship with a French family. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"Overall, a well-designed edition with extras that will appeal to diapered digerati. (iPad alphabet app. 1-3)"
Voicing, small-scale animations and a matching game suit MacDonald's 2008 abecedary to a T. Read full book review >

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THE CHALK BOX STORY by Don Freeman
by Don Freeman, illustrated by Don Freeman, developed by Auryn Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"A quick but satisfying experience for budding artists in or recently out of diapers. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Color by color, a box of fingertip-controlled pastel crayons draw an island, a stranded lad, a passing ship and other details in this animated version of Freeman's 1976 exercise in creativity. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE MERMAID by Hans Christian Andersen
Kirkus Star
by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, translated by Anthea Bell, developed by Auryn Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Children accustomed to Disney blandness will find this quiet, subtle app a welcome introduction to a more sophisticated aesthetic. (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
Andersen's classic text is paired to Zwerger's elegant, subdued illustrations and animated with graceful restraint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"It's rarely pretty, but Piazza ably demonstrates the celebrity machine's remarkable efficiency in getting us to give it our money."
Entertainment journalist Piazza dissects the industrialization of fame in the age of celebrity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A heartfelt, well-documented exposé of a major rip-off that debases education in several important ways."
Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn. Read full book review >